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“HRC”: A Study Guide To 2016 for the GOP

Hugh Hewitt  “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes is a riveting, almost-impossible-to-put-down chronicle of the five years in the life of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that begins with her loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential primaries and ends with her departure […] Continue reading →

Obama, Republicans compete for support among women

 After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women. No single group will be more important to Democrats’ fortunes, say White House advisers, than unmarried women, who are likely to go […] Continue reading →

Asian American group tries to reconnect with GOP, citing shared core values

A group of Asian Americans is starting a grassroots effort to garner support for the Republican Party and its candidates, saying the GOP most closely aligns with their core values including family, education and entrepreneurship. The group, the Asian Republican Coalition, is co-founded by international investment banker John Ying, who during the 2012 presidential election […] Continue reading →

‘Obamacare’ likely topic at conservative gathering

 President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation’s leading conservatives gather for a New Hampshire summit thick with presidential implications. Several potential Republican White House contenders — among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — headline a conference […] Continue reading →

Nancy Pelosi: I think I know why the Republicans won’t bring up immigration

Erika Johnsen Three guesses, ya’ll. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blamed racial issues for the GOP’s failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. “I think race has something to do with the fact that they’re not bringing up an immigration bill,” the California Democrat told reporters at her regular weekly press conference. “I’ve […] Continue reading →

Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep: ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’

 Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to […] Continue reading →

Election 2016 campaign checklist: Ted Cruz

 A look at preparations by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for a potential 2016 presidential campaign: Nondenial denial: “My focus is entirely on working for Texans in the U.S. Senate.” — February. Standard disclaimer when asked about running. Book: Yes, book deal disclosed by his agent in April. Also, a coloring book featuring Cruz has sold […] Continue reading →

Election 2016 campaign checklist: Scott Walker

A look at preparations by Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign: Nondenial denial: “I’m really focused on 2014, not getting ahead of the game. … You guys can predict all you want.” — Jan. 5, CNN. Book: Yes. “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge,” was out in fall 2013. […] Continue reading →